Otherland
Books in series4
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(4.5 based on 1420 ratings)
  • 1
    City of Golden Shadow: Otherland, Book 1 | Tad Williams

    City of Golden Shadow: Otherland, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (514)
    Story
    (519)

    Surrounded by secrecy, it is home to the wildest dreams and darkest nightmares. Incredible amounts of money have been lavished on it. The best minds of two generations have labored to build it. And somehow, bit by bit, it is claiming the Earth's most valuable resource - its children.

    Weird. Seriously weird.

    WAIT! Don't give up too soon!

    The City of Golden Shadow opens with trench warfare. Oh no, says I, no way I'm listening to another WWI trench..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2015 by Townsend (Pearland, TX, United States)
  • 2
    River of Blue Fire: Otherland Book 2 | Tad Williams

    River of Blue Fire: Otherland Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (336)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (299)

    Otherland. In many ways it is humankind's most stunning achievement: a private, multidimensional universe built over two generations by the greatest minds of the twenty-first century. But this most exclusive of places is also one of the world's best kept secrets, created and controlled by an organization made up of the world's most powerful and ruthless individuals, a private cartel known - to those who know of their existence at all - as The Grail Brotherhood.

    The Saga Continues

    This story is very well written. The character development is extensive and the story is complex. That being said, there are a lot of characters and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2015 by Kindle Customer ()
  • 3
    Mountain of Black Glass: Otherland, Book 3 | Tad Williams

    Mountain of Black Glass: Otherland, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (272)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (251)

    Mountain of Black Glass is the third volume of Tad Williams's highly acclaimed four-book series, Otherland. A truly unique reading experience combining elements of science fiction, fantasy, and techno-thriller, it is a rich epic tale in which virtual reality could prove the key to a whole new universe of possibilities for the entire human race - or become the exclusive domain of the rich and the ruthless as they seek a technological pathway to immortality.

    some technical problems

    story more visionary than it seemed 20 years ago, but interruptions in the sound in one of the last chapters.

    Reviewed on November 02 2016 by thomas lacourt ()
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    Sea of Silver Light: Otherland, Book 4 | Tad Williams

    Sea of Silver Light: Otherland, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Tad Williams
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    Overall
    (255)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (238)

    A group of adventurers searching for a cure for comatose children find themselves trapped in a sequence of virtual worlds, the only opponents of a conspiracy of the rich to live forever in a dream. Now, they are forced to make an uneasy alliance with their only surviving former enemy against his treacherous sidekick Johnny Wulgaru, a serial killer with a chance to play God forever.

    Loved the book, loved Newbern's performance.

    It was hard to turn off, I always kept itching for more, and I am sad to see my good friends of the Otherland series go away.

    Reviewed on December 03 2016 by G. Scadden (Raleigh, NC)